Record your research impact information
Top reasons for keeping track of the impact your research has on society include:
- Personal - knowledge exchange and impact is increasingly important for promotion and recruitment to academic posts.
- Project - funders ask for reports on the societal impact of research. This is particularly evident with the Research Councils, but all funders want to see the difference their funding makes.
- Institutional - research impact was assessed for the first time as part of the Research Excellence Framework in 2014. It counted for 20% of the score in the rankings, but when the Scottish Funding Council allocated funding, 26% was based on impact. We expect this to increase in the next REF.
Resources to help you identify and record impact at UoE:
Recording impact: a simple flowchart
Recording impact: a detailed guide
Recording impact: FAQs
What counts as evidence of impact?